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Italian festival welcomes new host

July 21, 2016
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Sorelle d'Italia in America

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Teaming up with UNICO and the Sons of Italy, a local women’s club will serve as the third sponsor of this year’s Italian American Festival. Sorelle d’Italia in America, formed in 2010, is a Southington based non-profit for women of Italian heritage. The club focuses on preserving and promoting Italian culture, while…

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Eversource ready for record heat

July 21, 2016
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With sweltering temperatures expected across Connecticut over the next several days, air conditioners and fans will be working overtime.  High electricity usage during a heat wave can put a strain on the electric system, but Eversource is prepared to meet that demand and is offering tips on how customers can save energy, stay comfortable and…

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SEF announces leadership changes for 2016-2017

July 21, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER There has been a change in leadership at the Southington Education Foundation (SEF), with Gail Duffy and Michelle LeBrun-Griffin taking the reigns from Jan Galati. The two life-long Southington residents will co-chair the non-profit, whose mission is “to instill a life-long love of learning in our children” in Southington by promoting innovative…

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DellaVecchias will be honored with mass at Italian Festival

July 20, 2016
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Arthur DellaVecchia

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER During the annual Italian-American Festival that fills downtown Southington with the scent of sausage and peppers and pasta fagioli, festival-goers take a break from visiting food and craft vendors on Sunday morning when an outdoor crowd gathers at the festival’s main stage, for a full Catholic mass. This year’s mass will be…

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Council holds off on joining residential solar program

July 20, 2016
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The Town Council chose to hold off on joining a residential solar plan known as Solarize Connecticut. The matter was tabled at a Town Council meeting on July 11 after much discussion surrounding whether the town should join the program, which requires the endorsement of a specific solar supplier. Solarize Connecticut is a community outreach…

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Foodology offers cookies, classes, and community

July 20, 2016
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SO Foodology

Since 2011, Christina’s Gourmet Cookies has been treating customers to delicious treats in downtown Southington, but the store has also served as a place where children and adults can learn to bake and expand their culinary skills. Now, owner Christina Hart is expanding her business to incorporate more lessons, more baking, and more culinary lessons.…

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Bees open series with loss to Barnstormers

July 20, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees could not contain the bats of the Barnstormers, dropping the series opener at home 9-2. The Game Changed When…: …the Barnstormers, who trailed the Bees 2-1 after four innings, scored four runs in the fifth inning to swing the momentum in favor of Lancaster, who never looked back…

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Grants available for groups that combat homelessness

July 19, 2016
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A $10,000 grant is being offered by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain through its Catalyst Fund to non-profit organizations serving Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington that offer or propose to develop innovative solutions to the challenges of youth and family homelessness. The deadline for applications is Aug. 15. “We are seeking proposals that…

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DePaolo Middle School announced students of the month for May

July 19, 2016
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DePaolo Middle School’s students of the month for May. Front, from left, Emma Panarella, Madison Chapman, Jordyn Rogala, Brycen Kennedy, Lauren Scarpa, Jada Vercosa, and Maya Wroblewski. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Luke Meade, Rachel Possidento, Abigail Abram, Megan Mikosz, Jolene Lacasse, and Principal Frank Pepe.

Depaolo Middle School announced the names of its May students of the month. In sixth grade, Luke Meade, Madison Chapman, and Lauren Scarpa were selected by their teams. Luke is the son of Peter and Jean Meade and has earned high honors at DePaolo. He was a STEPS student leader in fifth grade and volunteered…

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Kennedy Middle School announced students of the month for May

July 19, 2016
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Kennedy Middle School’s student of the month for May. Front, from left, Lindsey Catlin, Daniel Messner, and Ryan Salzillo. Middle, Ava Muir, Leah Zaslavsky, Callan Angelo, and Gabriel Zamarano. Back, Asst. Principal Susanne Vitcavage, Anny Moquete-Volquez, Hailey Vargo, Mackenzie Coppola, Justin Taddeo, Thomas Nardi, and Principal Richard Terino.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its May students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Lindsey Catlin, Daniel Messner, Ryan Salzillo and Gabriel Zamorano. Lindsey, an honor roll student, is…

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